Day in history for February 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A boy named Tracy, about 14, was passing through Colt's Meadow in a foot of snow when he found himself going down, down, down. He said he thought he was going to heaven or the other place, but when he stopped falling he found himself in five feet of water at the bottom of a 49-foot well.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Word was received from Washington today that Charles J. Guiteau, assassin of the late President Garfield, has been sentenced to hang on June 30 in the Washington jail.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city council passed a resolution to present the proposition of annexing South Rock Island to the city at the coming annual election.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. H.L. Moore was reelected president of the board of directors of the Rock Island YWCA this morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A dispute over piecework prices at the John Deere Planter works has resulted in the executive board of the plant union being authorized to call a strike ''when and if it is deemed necessary.'' The union is Local 434 of the United Auto Workers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are still searching for a man who robbed the Uptown National Bank of Moline, 1601 15th St., with a fake bomb, and escaped with two bank bags containing more than $5,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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